Folks in the U.S. may still be skeptical about carbon offsets, but in Norway they've gone retail - and store managers are rushing to restock their supplies after selling out, according to ENN . Carbon offsets are selling there for more than $30 per ton, or roughly six times what we charge at Carbonfund.org .
"This is an offset where we sell a paper saying that this is proof that you have bought a U.N.-approved emissions credit, a CER, from this specific product," Per Otto Larsen, a partner at CO2focus, the company offering the offsets, told Reuters.
According to the story, Norwegians on average are responsible for 11 tons of CO2 emissions. Americans are responsible for 23 tons, on average . The offsets are Certified Emissions Reductions (CERs), or offsets that are certified via the Kyoto Protocol's Clean Development Mechanism.